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June 25th, 2019
Four South Kent Selects Academy alumni were recently picked in the 2019 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft. Shane Pinto ’18 was a 2nd round pick, selected 32nd overall by the Ottawa Senators. Zac Jones ’19 was drafted in the 3rd round, 68th pick, by the New York Rangers. Ethan Phillips ’19 was picked by the Detroit Red Wings in round 4 as the 97th pick. Dominic Basse ’19 was a round 6, 167th pick, to the Chicago Blackhawks.
May 23rd, 2019
As the South Kent School Class of 2019 earns their diplomas, all graduating members of the soccer program will be looking forward to continuing their careers as student-athletes at the collegiate level. For the eleventh consecutive year, every graduating soccer player has an opportunity to play college soccer. This year, thirteen graduates will move on to be college student-athletes. South Kent recently held a ceremonial signing event to celebrate the accomplishments of this impressive group.
May 6th, 2019
This May South Kent Selects Academy is holding tryouts for our South Kent Selects Academy/Wallingford Hawks Tier I U18, U16, and 15 Only teams. Fill out the form below to reserve your spot.
April 9th, 2019 by Sarah Pfeffer
They did it! Our U18 hockey team has won back-to-back USA Hockey National Championships with a 3-2 OT victory over North Jersey Avalanche in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The South Kent Selects Academy team, representing the Central Connecticut Youth Hockey Association (CCYHA), came out on top in the tournament among the 16 best Tier I Midget AAA Youth Hockey teams in the country.
March 25th, 2019
We are proud to announce that our U15 and U18 Hockey teams, representing Central CT Selects (CCYHA), will take the national stage at the 2019 National Championships! The U18s are ready to defend their championship as they won Nationals last year in Philadelphia, and the U15s are prepared for a fresh chance at the title on their level.
February 26th, 2019 by Sarah Pfeffer
The South Kent Selects Academy U18 team has won the USPHL Championship! After defeating the New Jersey Hitmen 3-1 on Sunday, February 24th, captain Jack Robilotti ’19 called it “a great weekend lot of great competition.” For a number of student-athletes on the team, this was the second year in a row earning this honor, as the U16s took home the title last year. “It was great to win another USPHL championship, back to-back ,” said captain Jack Robilotti '19, who is also a South Kent prefect.
January 22nd, 2019
Among those in the running for “college hockey’s most prestigious award” are former South Kent hockey players Alex Limoges '16, Pennsylvania State University forward, Chase Priskie '14, Quinnipiac defenseman, team captain, and Washington Capitals draft pick, and Joe Snively ’14, Yale University forward.
August 29th, 2018
South Kent, Conn.––South Kent Selects Academy has named two head coaches to complete its leadership team for the upcoming season. Jon Hutcheon, St. Louis Blues skills development coach and owner/lead instructor of High End Hockey, has accepted the position as head coach of the SKSA U15 team while Chris Uber has been promoted to head coach of the reigning USA Hockey Tier 1 National Champion SKSA U18 team.
August 21st, 2018
The hiring of a world class hockey leader will provide the athletes, school and hockey program the key elements needed to usher South Kent Selects Academy (“SKSA”) into a new era of excellence.
July 1st, 2018
Two Selects Academy at South Kent School (SASKS) alumni were recently picked in the 2018 National Hockey League (NHL) Draft. Joel Farabee ’18 was selected 14th overall in the 1st round by the Philadelphia Flyers (where he will join fellow South Kent alumnus Shayne Gostisbehere ’11). Mathias Emilio Pettersen ’18 was drafted in the 6th round at 167th overall to the Calgary Flames. Both were ranked as NHL prospects earlier this year.
April 12th, 2018
After five consecutive appearances at the USA Hockey National Championships, one of our CCYHA Selects Hockey teams has done it. Our U18s have won the National title! This tournament showcases the top 16 Tier I Midget AAA Youth Hockey teams in the country, and after a season focusing on commitment, emotional balance, belief, and teamwork, our boys achieved their dream.
April 5th, 2018
Coming up on the heels of representing Team USA at the World Junior Championship, Andrew Peeke ’16 is in the spotlight once again – this time, in the Frozen Four. The time has come for the annual battle for the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship, and Peeke is poised to fight for the title with the #1 seeded University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, starting with the semifinal game vs. #2 University of Michigan TONIGHT, April 5, at 9:30 p.m. ET in St. Paul, MN.
March 30th, 2018
We are proud to announce that for the first time ever, all three of our CCYHA Selects Hockey teams have made it to the 2018 National Championships! The USA Hockey-hosted tournament is set to take place April 5-10 and will feature the top Tier I youth hockey teams across the nation in the ultimate competition for the championship title.
Flyers Defenseman Gostisbehere ’11 Invites Hockey Team from Alma Mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, to NHL Game
March 13th, 2018
Shayne Gostisbehere ’11 isn’t just a South Kent School alumnus. Before coming to the Hillside, the Philadelphia Flyers defenseman attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for two years. A native of Pembroke Pines, FL, the tragic events of February 14 hit close to home, literally: not only was he a student at Stoneman Douglas, but his grandparents live only a mile from the school.
February 26th, 2018
The quarterfinal matchup is 5pm, Wednesday 2/28/18 with the SKS Prep Basketball team taking on the MacDuffie School in a home game in Brown Gymnasium.
Hope to see you there!
February 25th, 2018
Payton Blynn ’18 is seeing the culmination of a great high school soccer career. Not only did he officially sign earlier this month with St. John’s University Red Storm, an NCAA Division I men’s soccer team, but he was also named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches High School Boys All-America Team.
February 1st, 2018
The National Hockey League (NHL) Central Scouting Midterm Rankings have been announced, and five former South Kent School students have been named to the North American Skaters list. Devin Rask, Director of Selects Academy at South Kent, noted that this was the highest number of South Kent alumni to ever be on the NHL Draft Prospect Rankings at once.
January 5th, 2018
Former South Kent School student Andrew Peeke ’16 is on the international stage once again, this time as a member of the 2018 U.S. National Junior Team,
November 7th, 2017
Joel Farabee ’18, a previous Selects Academy at South Kent School left wing, is getting noticed by the National Hockey League (NHL) for his hard work. NHL correspondent Joe Yerdon wrote an article on Farabee, noting that despite his “small stature” compared to some others in the league, “he has earned an A rating on NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary players to watch list as a potential first-round pick” for the 2018 draft.
November 7th, 2017
The Selects Academy at South Kent School U16 and U18 teams will play the North Jersey Avalanche in a charity hockey game Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:00pm. The event will take place at Woodbridge Community Center in Woodbridge, NJ and will raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
April 9th, 2015
It was an unforgettable night on Saturday, April 11th, for South Kent School alumnus Anthony Florentino '13, who helped his team win the NCAA Division I National Men's Hockey Championship. The Providence Friars won in a thrilling 4-3 finish versus Boston University. It was Florentino who scored Providence's first goal in the final game of the Frozen Four, garnering excitement from fans both in the rink and on social media.